The All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF) has commended the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, especially President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for being committed to the reformist ideals of the party.
The group made this known in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Alwan Hassan; National Secretary, Barr. Oscar Obi and National Public Relations Officer, Olu W. Onemola.
Read full statement below:
In the run-up to an eventful week on the national stage, the All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF) wishes to commend our leaders at the national level for being committed to the reformist ideals of our great party, the APC.
First and foremost, the APYF wishes to reiterate our commendation of President Muhammadu Buhari for the competence and content of character that his ministerial nominees have demonstrated thus far at the Senate confirmation screenings, and to congratulate him for the confirmation of 18 of the 36 nominees.
The APYF would also like to commend the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, for the democratic example and precedent that he has set by presiding over a Senate confirmation process that has been devoid of political sentiments, and focused on issues-based governance.
At a time when enemies of this administration of change were hoping that Dr. Saraki’s case at the Code of Conduct Bureau, would bridge a political wedge between the executive and the legislature, Dr. Saraki has demonstrated by his actions that truly he is committed to the APC ideals of nation-building, the furtherance of the rule of law, and competent governance.
Additionally, by subjecting himself to the judicial process as the Number 3 citizen of the country, the Senate President’s actions have revealed that he has nothing to hide. Hence, in these times when the executive has shown a good example by allowing the nomination and confirmation of credible ministers without the perennial allegation of Ghana-Must-Go bags; and the legislature has followed suit by doing a thorough job devoid of political sentiments and needless controversy by separating politics from governance, the APYF is confident in the direction that Nigeria is heading.
Consequently, the actions of the executive and the legislative branches in recent times now places the burden of our positively-evolving democratic cycle on the judiciary to ensure that the rule of the law is always upheld. Namely, judicial cases involving political office holders must be devoid of external political motivations.